Edmonton Eskimos (8-8) at BC Lions (8-7)
CFL Football: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions meet Friday in CFL action at BC Place.
The Edmonton Eskimos could use a big road victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost each of their last five road games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 4,974 yards, 28 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 15 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,329 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 53 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 102.9 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 940 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 25.3 points and 376.5 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 86 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has nine sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The BC Lions look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. The BC Lions have won each of their last three home games. Travis Lulay is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 2,038 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions this season. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,416 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 52 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 97.1 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 633 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.3 points and 363.7 yards per game. T.J. Lee leads the BC Lions with 70 tackles, Odell Willis has nine sacks and Winston Rose has five interceptions.
The Eskimos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. West and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Eskimos are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 meetings in BC, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won seven of their last nine meetings over the BC Lions, but they were on the losing end in the last meeting as three point favorites. BC has been really sharp in spots like this, as the Lions are outscoring teams by 5.5 points at home this season and have covered five of their last seven at home overall. The Edmonton Eskimos can't win on the road and head into this contest playing subpar football overall. I'm going to eat the small chalk with BC at home.